What’s Going On?


It’s hard to escape the political news when writing this blog, and escape is what I would really like to do. How can you avoid wondering about the way this president treats governments that most of us think are our allies. Or, has basically withdrawn us from the Unity of European states. North Korea, China and Japan seem to have been given short shrift. And, the embassy to Israel has been moved to Jerusalem-all by itself.

A major question is whether other countries really need us any more. The Europeans have been operating as a union, and now seem to have slipped more into that role. The Japanese and South Koreans seem to be slipping into less dependence on us. Yet, our Pacific fleet can’t keep all of its ships at sea for lack of funding.

For this country, the Republican Congress is on the verge of passing a funding bill that will cut billions from the budget. Our national road system-particularly bridges-is getting shabbier. Congress has passed a bill encouraging coal mining. Yet, in the West Virginia region, coal can no longer be mined for prices that compete with western coal. So, that revision to supporting mining in the east really provides no benefit. What will this country look like in three more years of this “administration”?

As I submit this, there is a light snow falling, a reminder that all life is not going to hell in a handbasket.

  1. #1 by Rob Place on December 17, 2017 - 9:09 pm

    I am giving you a D for your “What’s Going On?”. The pendulum swung too far to the left and must be swung back right. Don’t believe the liberal media. Also, we cannot afford continued dependence by the world on the US. The problem with lack of funding for our defense came at the hands of Democrats. I for one have great faith the US will be much better off in the next three years, in large part, because of this administration.

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